Definition of incredible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkredəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkredəbl//
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  1. 1impossible or very difficult to believe synonym unbelievable an incredible story It seemed incredible that she had been there a week already.
  2. 2(informal) extremely good or extremely large The hotel was incredible. an incredible amount of work
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin incredibilis, from in- ‘not’+ credibilis (from credere ‘believe’).Extra examples It seems incredible to me that we didn’t think of this before. Most people find this claim utterly incredible. You’re pretty incredible, Barbara. Even today, the story seems incredible. He seemed to spend an incredible amount of money. I felt an incredible sense of relief. It was incredible but true. It’s incredible to think that the affair had been going on for years. It’s just incredible to me that only one person was hurt. She told me he was dead. It seemed incredible. Standing waiting for the marathon to start was the most incredible feeling. The demand for the new product has been quite incredible. The prize money is an incredible $6 million. The speed of her recovery seems almost incredible. Tourism is of incredible importance to the country’s economy. You surely don’t believe this incredible accusation against him?
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